Baytowne, home to boats, birds, and fun

Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 02:07 PM.

Although a gated community, Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort is also open to the public, and many area residents and visitors take advantage of the resort's amenities.

The resort's 2,400 acres cross U.S. Highway 98, with different amenities on the north and south side.

On the south the sugar-white sand beach can be found, The Hilton hotel, Serenity Spa, the award-winning Seagar's prime steak fine-dining restaurant, Barefoot Bar & Grill, and the popular Elephant Walk restaurant.

On the north side of the resort guests can choose from approximately 20 eateries, including fine and casual dining, and coffee shops. Most of these are located at The Village of Baytowne Wharf, which has been referred to as the resort's heart and soul.

Located on the Choctawhatchee Bay , visitors to the Village can find a plethora of charming retail shops and boutiques, as well as night life and pubs.

Concerts are held regularly in the Village's Events Plaza .

Visiting the Village is free and open to the public, and is pet friendly.

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